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.com/pricerewind. >>> as if the looming fiscal cliff wasn't enough to worry about, now 14,000 dockworkers at ports from massachusetts to texas are threatening to go on strike sunday. that could cost americans billions of dollars, because shipping costs on everything from shoes to cars would skyrocket. cnn's brian todd is at the port of baltimore. >> reporter: victor, this is a crucial port for commerce in this region. this is the seager terminal in baltimore. you see a containership to my right, the terminal on my left. over my left shoulder, 600,000 containers move through the port of baltimore every year, billions of dollars' worth of goods but that could all come to a grinding halt if the dockworkers and the shipping companies can't reach a deal. they moved everything from our cloths to toys and electronics through the ports and into the marketplace but a lot of the goods won't be making it to our stores if longshoreman from maine to texas go on strike. that's what could happen by sunday if a deal can't be reached between the major shipping companies and a union representing nearly 15,000 longshoremen. >> the imp
at the port of los angeles that stranded all of those christmas presents, it costs us about a billion dollars a day in lost business and shut down the nation's busiest port and stranded ships full of fabulous retail merchandise. all of that is now being unloaded. port officials now say it will take about a week to try to get back to normal. sounds like things are solved. i'm joined by the mayor of los angeles, antonio villaraigosa who helped broker the deal to get the port workers back on the job. i want to talk about the port in just a moment. first i want to talk about pressing national business. something called the fiscal cliff, which i know you have been watching. you're very closely aligned with president obama having been the chair of the democratic national convention in september. i want to get your take on this. this is critical to your state. businesses in your state. taxpayers in your state. do you have any optimism that we may not go off the cliff? >> i do have optimism. there's no question about it. i think both sides understand that it's not in the nation's best interest for us
of the busiest ports in the country now. a line of ships stacked with stuff, stuff that can't get on shore into, trucks and off to your store. it's a strike. and it's costing the united states billions. what's it all about? that's right. i've learned the only way to get a holiday deal is to camp out. you know we've been open all night. is this a trick to get my spot? [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. save on ground shipping at fedex office. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. if we want to improve our schools... ... what should we invest in? maybe new buildings? what about updated equipment? they can help, but recent research shows... ... nothing transforms schools like investing in advanced teacher education. let's build a strong foundation. let's invest in our teachers so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. at chevy's year-end event, we have 11 vehicles that offer an epa-estimated 30 mpg highway or better. yeah? hey. hey. where's your suit? oh, it's casual friday. oh. [ male announcer ] chevy's giving more. now get a 2013 malibu ls for around $199 pe
. these are the workers who move goods from the nation's ports to the stores. >> everybody from your mom and pop retailer to your farmer, to the trucking company who has go in and pick up the containers at the ports. this will be felt not just at the local economy, but nationwide for everybody else who relies on these ports. >> one port official says east and gulf coast ports handle about $55 billion worth of cargo a month so a strike could have a major effect on the retail business. >>> land lines not going the way of the vcr just yet. older americans are slow to get rid of land lines and go mobile. the centers for disease control asked 20,000 households about trends throughout the year. the study found about 52% use cell phones for all of their cal calls, that's less than 2% increase from previous years. the older generation is slower to make the switch. >>> patrick democracy might play a doctor on television but he's doing some economic cpr in real life. the ""grey's anatomy" start" trying to rescue a coffee shop chain in seattle. they're hoping to save about 500 jobs. democracy said he within as to g
ports in southern california are refusing to cross the picket line and set up by clerical workers. today, both sides have reached an agreement of sorts. they agree they need a federal mediator. i want to bring in miguel marquez in long beach. what's the deal? what's the hang-up here? >> reporter: well, the hang-up is over language regarding outsourcing of jobs. only talking about 800 jobs in total, and a small fraction of those are their clerical workers at the port that are striking. one of the people who is a -- represents the labor union said they were miles away a few days ago. now about a yard away. the mayor of los angeles has been up all night, he got in from an overseas trip in l.a.x. up the way here. he came here last night about midnight and he's been up with the negotiators all night trying to get them to this point today. here is how he described how those negotiations are going. >> i can just tell you as a general proposition that there is too wide of a chasm between the parties now, though the good news is they have agreed to federal mediation, they had not agreed -- agreed
tuned, but the police chief says all three knew each other. >>> two of the nation's largest ports are shut down due to a strike. workers in los angeles and long beach walked off the job tuesday claiming their jobs are being outsourced. the two sides remained at a standoff and that's hurting the bottom line. the executive director at the port of los angeles tells "outfront" some ships are being diverted to mexico. at this time of the year, that means everything you're buying for christmas. >>> tensions are rising in egypt after members passed a draft constitution today. all articles were approved by the muslim brotherhood, the party of mohammed morsi. frustrated coptic christians walked out because they said their views weren't being heard. the fate of the constitution won't be clear for another two weeks when egyptians get to vote on the draft. >>> the -- is warning tension could backfire. the reason, that's something of great concern and one group they're worried about is the group the international community has been trying to oust in that region. mark schroeder tells us aqim is
federation has given to this situation if workers strike at 14 of the country's ports all along the east coast, the gulf coast, from maine to texas. what's happening here is members of the international long shoreman's union, they're at an impasse with management over wages, as well as container royalties. these are royalties, fees paid to dock workers based on the wait of cargo that's unloaded. they were created five decades ago as an alternative to paying higher wages. you can think of it as bonuses for longshoremen. but here's the thing. cargo canes say the bonuses are sxweezing their profits and limiting their ability to compete. the deadline for this situation is friday at midnight. dock workers, they they've got some big leverage here. the clear thing is, we need our ports running. it could have a huge and negative ripple effect on the economy. the strike could stop truckers and railroads right in their tracks. it can cause delays at factories and keep goods off store shelves. we got a taste of what this could be like. there was an eight-day strike in los angeles earlier this year
's largest ports are shut down due to a strike. workers in los angeles and long beach walked off the job tuesday claiming their jobs are being outsourced. their employers denied it. the two sides remained at a standoff and that's hurting the bottom line. the executive director at the port of los angeles tells "outfront" some ships are being diverted to mexico. they bring in 40% of the nation's imports and at this time of the year, that means everything you're buying for christmas. >>> tensions are rising in egypt after assembly members passed a draft constitution today. all 234 articles were approved unilaterally by the muslim brotherhood. that's the party of the president, mohamed morsi. frustrated coptic christians and liberals walked out before the votes because they said their views weren't being heard. the fate of the constitution won't be clear for another two weeks when egyptians get to vote on the draft. >>> the mauritanian president is warning tension in mali could backfire. locals could align with rebels. one group they are concerned about is al qaeda in the islamic maghreb. th
dispute over our nation's ports and a possible strike, we have just learned that both sides have resolved the royalties question and they have agreed to another 30 days of negotiation for other issues. what that means bottom line is there will be no strike at more than a dozen east ports for a month. >>> amid-the fallout that a plunge off the fiscal cliff would bring, there is this this. a tax break that has saved st g struggling homeowners from paying thousands of dollars to the irs. that's set to expire. alison kosik is at the new york stock exchange to explain this. so what is this all about? >> first of all, this would affect anyone who foreclosures on their home or who sells their home as what's known as a short sale. that's when you sell your home at a loss but avoid foreclosure. this could involve up to a million people. this is about a law put in place in 2007 called the mortgage forgiveness debt relief act. let's say you sell your house for $100,000 but your mortgage is $150,000. you normally have to pay taxes on the remaining $50,000. this law excuses homeowners from paying tha
't unload because there's a labor strike going on at the ports of los angeles and long beach and that strike has been going on eight days. joining us is miguel marquez. this thing is costing the u.s. economy about $1 billion. is wr? >> reporter: well, what's wrong the clerical union, folks striking there behind me, blocked several terminals here at ports of los angeles and long beach. it is a massive operation here nearly ahalf trillion in goods come through every year, it's huge. 40 ship affected. several and berthed here. several turned away. others awaiting in the ocean. we understand there is a press conference with the mayor, dramatic negotiations finally going on on this. they hadn't been talking for some type. mayor villaraigosa coming in from overseas trip last night, 10:30, 11:00 pacific time, went straight to negotiations not far from here. he's been there all night long on their backs and he's doing a press conference in 25 minutes or so. that probably means there is a deal at hand. >> a billion dollars a day, i hope they're bringing out all of the stops at this point. if you're o
. think they about amsterdam, right? holland's famous port city has about 780,000 people. drugs there are technically illegal but they've been tolerated since the 1970s. seattle is a port city, too, a little smaller than amsterdam. as of this week, marijuana is legal across the whole state in amounts up to one ounce. what can seattle and the rest of american expect to happen in areas with legalized pot? i asked an amsterdam journalist. >> they don't have to fear any increased -- that's my experience here in amsterdam. a lot of foreigners are coming to buy -- it's not heroin or cocaine. it's cannabis, marijuana. there are strong regulations, people who are under 18 can't buy it. the mayor checks every coffee shops every year. the police are checking it. they aren't allowed to sell any more than five grams per customer. >> so are you saying that it's an irrational fear that they have, that it's going to increase the crime rate, that it's going to be violent and there's an undercover factor -- >> yes. >> you think that's an irrational fear? >> yeah. i think it's an irrational fear.
went to a high school in port allen, west baton rouge, it was called the port allen pelpelicans. my home state is thinking about changing their name, the new orleans hornets. >> you got hurricanes, you have cuisine. i like the jazz utah lifted when they got the team. pelicans, i'm not sure she's cutting it. >> beautiful but doesn't sound like -- thank you. always a pleasure to see you. >>> next international leaders are gathering in norway where they're preparing to honor the best of the best. a restaurant is hard, try running four. fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chase. so, the 5.3-liter v8 silverado can tow up to 9,600 pounds? 315 horsepower. what's that in reindeer-power? [ laughs ] [ pencil scratches ] [ male announcer ] chevy's giving more. get the best offer of the year -- 0% apr financing for 60 months plus $1,000 holiday bonus cash. plus tr
clashes. but yesterday we did see clashes between pro-morsi and anti-morsi protesters in the port city of alexandria. it is a very heated debate right now. this is divided egypt along two different lines and if these two groups do come together, we are, we would expect to see clashes because tempers are so high. >> all right. ian lee, appreciate that. thank you very much. >>> and to belize now where a murder mystery has forced interinate mogul john mcafee into hiding. police want to question mcafee who is maintaining his innocence following the shooting death of his neighbor. he talked to martin savidge in his first sit down interview about life on the run. >> are you afraid? >> wouldn't you be, sir? >> what have these weeks been like? it has been three weeks now. >> it hasn't been a lot of fun. i miss my prior life. much of it has been deprivation. no baths, well, poor food, at least. here we're in belize, hot showers, a stove. so, we're fairly happy right now. >> how is this going to end? how do you see this coming to an end? >> i don't have a crystal ball. if i continue to fight unt
when they pull into port, but in a telephone interview, the boat skipper said it weighed in at a record 459 pounds. wow. >>> is this the end of "gangnam style" mania? korean pop star psy, his music video has become the most watched video in youtube history with a billion hits is now apologizing for anti-american lyrics he rapped back in 2004. nick valencia is here to talk more about this so this actually resurfaced on cnn through an i-report. you actually had a chance to watch it. >> i did watch the video and in full disclosure, transparency, not allowed to show the video for legal reasons, but it's pretty dramatic video. he lifts up a tank over his head, a u.s. army tank on the ground and uses his mike to crush the pieces that remain. he made the comments after 2004. you'll remember how divisive the iraq war was, of course, i don't have to tell you, but he made the comments after there was an execution of a korean missionary in iraq. a lot of people in south carolina at the time blamed the u.s. occupation there in 2004 on the reason why this missionary was executed. some of the lyrics,
does not. so buy not make every effort to come to some port of solution or negotiation that is reasonable with somebody that it least seems to be a more willing partner than hamas which arguably is gaining great strength in the region. >> we have trieded, for four years, this government and previous governments have tried, with the fatah and with mr. abu mazen in twooi2008 received the generous offer from the prime minister, and he just refused it and didn't have the decency to have a counter offerer. when net tanyahu came into offi and tried to negotiate for peace, the palestinians again didn't come to the table and found for pretexts to attack us both politically and legally. this is not the way to move forward. >> that is israel's deputy minister of foreign affairs. well, they're real life heroes, people like this one, who helps poor people around the world. we'll get you ready for tonight's hero awards. >>> and this proves you should never, ever get up, a dog and his owner reunited after seven years apart. two years ago, the people of bp made a commitment to the gul
, but at the same time, i've had so much port from my family, my friends, my educational background. i think it's a culmination of a bunch of different things that all i can do is just thank god that i'm here. >> i believe you still have hooks for your hands, but are you going to be moving towards getting you know, a real hand replacement, a prosthetic? >> i hope so. i've been doing a lot of research and there's really, really cool stuff on the market. there is an electric hand that i'm interested in. it can produce several different grasps, almost mick mimics a real hand. so i'm definitely interested in getting that. right now, however, what i'm most interested in is getting out of the wheelchair because that does restrict a lot of my mobility. what i'm focused on now is actually making a left leg. and doing the first mold of my first leg and be able to walk again is going to be fantastic and once that leg is is completed, my next priority will be getting some better functioning hands. >> what you had to overcome is is so -- relearn everything. things people wouldn't even learn about doing. wh
. in australia, for example, after the port arthur massacre in tasmania, a very conservative prime ministership of john howard had sweeping gun control. my view is that is not going to happen in the united states because so many people feel the way mr. thore does. >> kristen, why wouldn't they embrace it given that there are over 300 million guns in america, with the shooting just this afternoon, at columbus circle, 200 yards from the studio. execution style hit. most people didn't seem that bothered by it. it wasn't that shocking. in britain, it would be the biggest story for weeks. it's such an endemic gun culture that almost no outrage seems to register with people. >> it's unfortunate where if it's a high-profile tragedy like in aurora, colorado, people talk about it a lot and then the story fades away. you have not seen a lot of political will on either side of the aisle toward actually changing the laws around guns. i think the point that bob costas has made in his remarks since his initial sunday night football discussion of guns is that there's the cultural issue in terms of people seei
trance ported to trauma. additionally, i can confirm that the shooter is dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. by all accounts, there's no rounds fired by law enforcement in the mall today. >> no rounds -- >> no rounds fired. >> we'll take all questions at the end. >> no rounds fired by law enforcement today in the mall. again we're wrapping up our search of the mall and releasing everybody at the scene. we have a lot of work to do as far as gathering witness statements before everybody is released from the scene. i'm asking for family and friends to still be a little patient before we get everybody released from the mall. if you have questions contact the sheriff's office. i'd like to introduce the pio for the sheriff's office. >> i've been in contact with the mall management. they have said that they are going to be posting information for businesses, employees and customers who were affected by this incident on their webpage. you can find it on the internet. the mall is going to remain closed for the rest of this evening and as long as the police investigation goes
is port-au-prince the american people and very important for our economy. thanks. >> there you go. speaker always short and sweet and had that intention of coming out at 11:00. and hit his mark. four minutes later, done with that. so the meantime, christine romans is there. she has been breaking down the jobs number. you heard him. he said that president -- the call with the president was -- more of the same. and that the -- >> pleasant. more of the same. >> such a holiday spirit. look, this is critical because we are starting to see really hardened numbers when it comes to the taxation of the top 2%. >> let me tell you what the -- smart money on wall street is saying. one of the reasons why still have the dow above 13,000, they think that the president and democrats have held the line here and they have the upper hand and have the leverage. and the question now is what will the top tax rate be? right now 35%. it is going to go up to 39.5%. >> that's the wish list of the democrats. goes all the way -- >> 39.5%. >> pre-bush tax cut levels. so what will -- will -- you heard dan ask that ques
to be used against an american aircraft carrier, you know, or a por port or subway five years from now. >> it seems like it's reaching a critical mass in the united states, the move to arm and help the rebels in some way. i could be wrong, but it feels we're hearing more and more about it. i still don't understand because we go in and we intervene in libya. and we weren't able to procure weapons there. now the weapons are being used in gaza and now apparently being used in syria. so if we intervene, does it do more good than harm? >> i think it's a very complicated situation. if we don't know who we are intervening for, i do think there's a potential for consequences we don't understand. what's going on in syria is -- at one level, it's a simple morality play, which is assad and his regime are awful, brutal dictators, they have been oppressing their people. on another level, it's complicated. there are a number of people against the government who are also bad guys. there are a lot of people supporting the government. a lot of kurds and christians and syrians in syria are supporting th
, again moving at the nation's biggest shopping complex as the ports of los angeles and long beach. this day long huddle led to a tentative deal today to end this eight-day strike by harbor clerks, who feared their jobs would be outsourced. >> really pleased to tell all of you that my 10,000 long shore workers in the ports of l.a. and long beach will start moving cargo on the ships. >> the deal won't be final until union members actually vote on it. >>> and 11,000 jobs are vanishing at citigroup. that's about 4% of the company's workforce. all these job cuts are part of this plan to cut costs at the financial giant, which nearly collapsed during the 2008 financial crisis. they are expected to save $900 million next year. and more than $1 billion a year after that. this is the first huge move by michael corbett who became citigroup's ceo when vikram pandit resigned. >>> we're getting word actually now that reza sayah, our correspondent in cairo, he called in, we're hearing masked men have set fire to an office headquarters in the muslim brotherhood. stand by for that. that's next. a
a dozen key shipping ports and cripple commerce across the country. dock on workers are demanding higher container royalties to boost their pay. >>> did the newtown school shooter have an evil gene? scientists at the university of connecticut will study adam lanza's dna to see if a mutation or ab normality could have made him more violent? this is the first study of its kind on a mass killer. >>> jockeying started for john kerry's senate seat, even before it's vacant. massachusetts congressman ed markey throwing his hat into the ring in kerry becomes secretary of state, which is expected, a special election will be held early this summer. markey is the first prominent candidate to declare for the race. >>> love this story. paying it forward by paying it backward. a story of rampant generosity and good will in canada happening in winnipeg. one customer pulled up to a coffee shop drive through in winnipeg and paid for the person behind them. the next person did the same and on and on and on. 228 customers in all. >> you hear the shout from drive through. my manager, todd, there. hear him s
when they pull into port, but in a telephone interview, the bet's skipper said it weighed in at a record 459 pounds. wow. >>> well, we have much more ahead in the next hour of "cnn saturday morning", which starts right now. >>> it is saturday, december 8th. good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. anger and outrage are growing over the shocking death of a nurse. now london hospital where the woman worked is speaking out about the tragedy. many states have had their say, now the highest court in the land agrees to take up same-sex marriage. gay or straight, the ruling could have wide ranging implications on america. >>> the pentagon is make preparations in the event that it's ordered to strike syria. we'll explain what the u.s. military is doing and how quickly action could be taken if syria stages a chemical attack against its people. >>> first, to london, and new developments in the tragic suicide of a nurse who was caught up in a prank phone call. the nurse, jacintha saldanha, killed herself friday after she was fooled into giving confidential information about prince wil
to increasing crude oil prices. >>> a potential big snag for transport and trade. 16,000 workers at 15 ports from boston to houston on the verge of going on strike. the international long shoreman's observation association has been bargaining since march and a contract extension expires on the 29th. you've heard about the fiscal cliff. what about the dairy cliff? that's what dairy farmers and milk producers are called dairy subsidies set to expire. unless congress extends legislation, you could see milk prices double next year to about $7 a gallon. 7 bucks a gallon. with congress' attention on the fiscal cliff, could take a few weeks to address this. might want to stock up on milk while the prices are still lower this week. >>> a winter storm could become a big problem for winter travelers. what you need to know before heading out this christmas eve, next. make a wish! i wish we could lie here forever. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back to the dealership. [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. test drive! but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is
. this is i-35 near port dodge, iowa. 30 vehicle, 10 to 12 inches of blowing snow and near zero visibility. say it again. think twice if you have to get out of this and drive. karen is standing by in the weather center, but i want to talk travel. ted, let me go to you. you have this part of the story at o'hare international airport. talk to me about flight cancellations. where are we on that? >> plenty of flight cancellations here, brooke. the main reason is the weather in other cities. you can see here it's still raping and expected to still keep raining for a couple of hours before it turns to snow. when it turns to snow, there is going to be major trouble here. at midway airport, southwest airlines has canceled all of their flights after 5:00 local time. in a few hours at midway, they have proactively canceled the flights. they will likely be okay getting oust o'hare and chicago because there is a window of a couple of hours. you see a bunch of sailors who finished up basic training and they are hoping to get home for the holidays. they have more stop and then they will be on leave. the
says your holiday packages, delayed. unavoidable delays. the blizzard hit its main port in kentucky pretty hard. >>> and every year right around this time, conservationists come up with the world's most endangered animals. the cow, yes, that the president owned was endangered a couple of years back. but the cow is on the comeback trail. dan lothian has this american journey. >> reporter: you are looking at one of the rarest, most endangered animals on the planet, the randall lineback cow. they are more endangered than polar bears, mountain tigers and there are fewer than 500 left on this planet. not in some far flung corner of the world but most here in northern virginia. joe henderson, a real estate executive and part-time farmer, is on a mission to save this historic be breed of cattle from going exstint. >> you cannot look at these cows and tell me that they are not beautiful. and the little babies -- >> pandas of the cow world. >> but it's very expensive raising these bovine pandas. >> this animal to survive must find a job. i think we found the job and the job is -- it is kind
up a lot of space and port-a-potties and the whole range of stuff but when we leave, the focus leaves, too. it's a double edged sword. >> that's what i said. now we're gone, it's out of the public eye. >> you're not anchoring from newtown, connecticut, you're doing weather stories and we'll talk about cory booker and the fiscal cliff and not spend two hours on newtown. we'll spend 30 minutes of a two-hour show. >> president obama has a different agenda, working on the fiscal cliff, plan b blew up in the republicans' face and now gun control is going to take a small piece of the pie. >> life goes on. >> next week it will be 15 minutes and the week after that eight minutes and the week after that four minutes and after that, 1:30. >> i'm very cynical about our profession and our ability to -- >> journalists do th all time, go into places where there's tremendous suffering all the time and they do this and they do it in a professional way and they talk to all sorts of people including children, and they get stories. this is not like -- this is local. this is an american tragedy but these
bridges and michael snell of port land tied the knot just after midnight this morning. >> it's very surreal still. we didn't expect all the cameras and everything tonight. >> we finally feel equal and happy to live in maine. >> it's official now. after nine years, it's all good. >> yeah. >> voters in maine and maryland approved same-sex marriage in november. >>> don wright is not going to let a little thing like cancer keep from his goal running a marathon in every state. he's well on which is way to achieving that goal. he's an unusual patient in another way experimenting with a new approach to his disease. here's dr. sanjay gupta with today's "human factor." >> don's career spanned engineering, being a company vice president and the law. and at age 62, he discovered a new passion. marathons. eight years ago, just days after running his first 26-mile race though, he got some devastating news. >> i had gone to the doctor a couple of times for pain in my back. it was multiple myeloma. >> this is a chancer of the blood where the white blood cells invade bone marrow causing pain, usual
'll be the first to know. >>> no strike for at least a month for workers at ports on the east and gulf coasts. it would be a big deal for the nation's economy if the international longshoreman's association does strike. the contract was due to expire a minute after midnight sunday, but good news, good news today as both parties agree to a partial deal to keep talking. they were able to work out a major sticking point that extends the contract for a month. so stay tuned. >>> more water is drastically needed in the mississippi river. the need is so dire, barge traffic may shut down as early as next week. that means thousands of shippers may lose their jobs. water levels and ice forming in the river right now makes it difficult for the ships to pass through. ships carry about $7 billion in goods on the river in december and in january. that's according to bloomberg report. i want to bring in chad myers now. how will the current weather situation play into this? will the river get the help it needs? >> no. not in the places that need it. remember we talked about the rain, all this snow that is go
of them. the port arthur massacre galvanized the country. even the government run by conservatives said we have to do something. essentially what they did is banned assault weapons. acquired much more strict licensing for everyone else and imposed what was semi voluntary buyback program. so they bought people's guns from them in some cases a lot of public pressure on people to give up their guns even if they had a right to keep them under law. they gave them up. they got 650,000 guns out of people's hands, about a sixth of the guns in australia, and here's what the former foreign minister alexander danner had to say about the experience. >> 67% of all homicides in the united states are committed with firearms whereas in australia, only 11% of homicide s are committed with firearms. the two sets of statistics tells you that the scheme we introduced in 1996, hugely controversial, all of the same arguments about rights to bear arms and so on, it has in the end saved a large number of lives in this country. >> okay. so that's australia which is a country that had a fair number of guns. another
past the hour. after eight days on strike workers at the ports of los angeles and long beach are getting off the picket lines and heading to the docks this morning. los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa made the announcement late last night. the tentative agreement between shipping companies and the union that represents 800 clerical workers came hours after federal mediators from washington joined the negotiations. the clerical workers went out on strike last week and dock workers refused to cross their picket lines. the strike cost the u.s. an estimated $1 billion a day. >>> the philippines reeling this morning from typhoon bopha. the deadly storm packing 110 miles an hour winds, triggering deadly floods and landslides in the southern part of the country. dozens of buildings have been destroyed. at least 133 people have been killed. that number is expected to rise. the storm is now moving toward the beach resorts in the northern part of the philippines. >>> here in the united states, we're getting our own taste of bad weather. meteorologist karen maginnis joins us live fro
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